Super-utility man Bill Hall, who excelled with the Red Sox in 2010 before struggling with the Astros and Giants last season, would like to correct a misconception.
Hall, a 10-year veteran, says teams assume that he will not play at Triple A because he elected free agency after failing to make the Yankees’ Opening Day roster.
But, as Hall puts it, “That’s not the case.”
Hall, 32, says he was reluctant to go to Triple A only with the Yankees, whose Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate will lead a nomadic existence their season while their ballpark in Moosic, Pa., is under renovation.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will play home games in six different cities — Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Batavia, N.Y., plus Allentown, Pa., and Pawtucket, R.I.
“They are basically playing the whole season on the road,” Hall says. “My wife and I decided that I couldn’t live in a hotel all year. My daughter just turned 1 and I couldn’t do that to her.
“I don’t have any problem playing in Triple A. I just want to play. I’m not looking for any guarantees of a possibility of going to the big leagues. I was just looking for a better situation for my family.
“I’m ready to play now. I’m still working out hard and hitting and in shape. I can leave at the drop of a hat anytime, to anywhere.”
— Ken Rosenthal